GFF Summit 2006
This is a first! Not that we GFF partners haven’t fished with each other and with a lot of you GFF visitors, but we have never set up a formal meeting.
That is what we do now!
The first Annual GFF Summit.
Drop me a mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the GFFsummit forum and let us all know and I’ll start building a list of participants and get this thing rolling.
The issue has been discussed a bit in our discussion forum, and while there was no uniform opinion about a time of year, there was a consensus on making this a European event in the first round. Since one fourth of the GFF partners (namely me, Martin Joergensen) is in Denmark, I found Denmark to be the perfect place for a first summit (sic!). And in Denmark the island Fyn is centrally placed and fairly easily accessible to most people from Northern Europe and Scandinavia. Fyn also offers some fine fishing—not a big disadvantage the purpose of the arrangement taken into consideration.
Regarding the time we don’t want to wait too long, so I have set the dates to mid September. Mid-summer is not good and August is usually still a bit too warm. In September we have both sea trout in the daytime (as well as evening, night and morning) and probably mullet too. And should anybody be so inclined, there are streams as well as lakes, which have started to come down in temperature.
So September 14th-17th this year it is.
And Fyn in Denmark it is.
Google Maps shows you the island
The practicalities will follow, but let’s agree on some camping ground near or on the coast, probably in the Northern part of Fyn, but don’t consider that a final decision.
I will aim for somewhere with both tent space and cabins, should anyone want some luxury.
Basically the trip will be with self-catering, but we may do some coordination on-site or in advance depending on our moods.
Participation will be free of charge. You just have to pay for the camping and what else you need. Licenses for the coast are dirt-cheap and apart from waders you need a 5-7 weight rod, a floater or intermediate line (or a ditto shooting head) and a bunch of grey Woolly Buggers.
More details will follow as things develop.
Regards the GFF staff
Martin (& Bob, Raske & Steve)
What's in store for the participants?
Danish fishing can be everything from fantastic to mediocre or even lousy.
But just to wet your appetite, here's a bunch of articles on GFF on the subject: